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Framer Framed

10 Feb 2024
19:00 - 21:00

Opening: The One-Straw Revolution

Framer Framed warmly welcomes you to the opening of our newest exhibition, The One-Straw Revolution, curated by iLiana Fokianaki!

Saturday 10 February, 19:00
Entrance is free. Register your attendance here.

During the opening, curator iLiana Fokianaki will introduce the exhibition and artist Nora Severios will be present to discuss her work.


The exhibition is inspired by The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming (1975), an influential book on ecological thought and practice. Written by Japanese farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka, the title refers to the technique of scattering straw in a field post-harvest, following Fukuoka’s philosophy of cultivating the earth with minimal waste and respect for preserving the balance of ecosystems. His work prompted scientists and scholars to coin the term ‘permaculture’ as a shorthand for “permanent culture” – a philosophy and practice that emphasises working in harmony with and not against the ecosystems that we are a part of and dependent on.

The One-Straw Revolution exhibition focuses on the core concepts that laid the foundation for the term permaculture: care for living with others, care for fair share. The participating artists pay homage to the main principles of Indigenous and feminist ecological thought and practice, which define sustainable ways of living and tangible forms of interspecies co-existence. Several artists focus on human disconnection from nature and our surroundings, highlighting the need to re-affirm our connections. Others trace the role of power systems and models of governance in the destruction of our environment and the disruption of interspecies kinships, as well as the corrosion of invaluable knowledge systems on ecosystem balance.

Framer Framed
Oranje-Vrijstaatkade 71
1093 KS, Amsterdam

Opening times
11 Feb – 19 May
Tuesday – Sunday, 12:00-18:00
Free entry

With thanks to State of Concept Athens.

Framer Framed is supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science; Amsterdam Fund for the Arts; Municipality of Amsterdam; and VriendenLoterij Fonds. 

Ecology / Extractivism / Colonial history /


Exhibition: The One-Straw Revolution

An exhibition curated by iLiana Fokianaki exploring permaculture as a methodology for exhibition-making


Bik Van der Pol

iliana fokianaki

iLiana Fokianaki

Curator, theorist and educator